FDCP to Celebrate First Philippine Film Industry Month this September

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, AUGUST 26, 2021 — Beginning this year, the Philippines will officially celebrate and commemorate the heritage, significance, and legacy of Philippine Cinema through Philippine Film Industry Month in September, an annual month-long observation mandated by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Film Development Council of Philippines (FDCP), as the lead agency in observing Philippine Film …

FDCP Celebrates Pride Month with Online PelikuLAYA: LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 1, 2021 — In celebration of Pride Month this June, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will hold the 2nd PelikuLAYA: LGBTQIA+ Film Festival online from June 4 to 30. With the theme “Sama-Sama, Lahat Rarampa!”, this year’s PelikuLAYA aims to further empower the members of the LGBTQIA+ community through …

FDCP Reveals Honorees, Special Awardees & Performers of 5th Film Ambassadors’ Night

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, FEBRUARY 16, 2021 — The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has named the 60 honorees and special awardees for this year’s 5th Film Ambassadors’ Night (FAN) as well as the performers for the online event that will take place on February 28. The FAN, an annual event spearheaded by the FDCP since …

Award-winning film YELLOW ROSE premieres in the Philippines this January 29

The world gets a chance to witness a timely story of pursuing one’s passion despite struggles as Star Cinema brings the film ‘Yellow Rose’ to various streaming platforms this January 29 following its festival route. Starring Grammy®-winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Eva Noblezada, award-winning country music artist Dale Watson, local icon Princess Punzalan and …

#NeverForget: Daang Dokyu Sets Opening Activities during Martial Law Anniversary

When all the world is seeking to reflect on the lessons emerging from the pandemic, a group of filmmakers is sounding out the call to resist the lethal lure of forgetfulness. Daang Dokyu, a festival showcasing a selection of documentary films, sends out a bellow through its line-up of opening films under the theme: “Martial Law, Never Again”. …

Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2020 Postponed Amid Coronavirus Spread

In light of recent news related to the confirmed novel corona virus (COVID-19) cases, the organizers of the Sinag Maynila 2020 have postponed the independent film festival. Sinag Maynila 2020, which was set to open on March 17 and set to run until March 24, had lined up four full-length features, six documentaries, and ten …

#MMFF2019 ‘Mindanao’ The Movie Comes Home for the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019

From Korea at the Busan International Film Festival, to Tokyo at the Tokyo International Film Festival, to Egypt at the Cairo International Film Festival, to Estonia, to India and to Taiwan, Brillante Ma Mendoza’s ‘Mindanao’ is finally coming home to the Philippines this Christmas for the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival. The film tells the story …

Cinema One Originals at Its Biggest on Its Fifteenth Year

For its fifteenth year, Cinema One Originals loudly and proudly declares what it’s stood for all these years, originality in all its permutations, and challenging old and new audiences if they’re ready for the Cinema One Originals Experience—an experience that goes beyond cinema, beyond cinephilia, beyond entertainment.   All these years, the Cinema One Originals …

#QCinema2019 ‘Cleaners’ Review: Nostalgia in Remarkable Coming-of-Age Stories

CLEANERS (QCinema 2019) Review Directed by Glenn Barit With no star power on its cast, Glenn Barit’s Cleaners is making noise for its visuals prior to its release but you’d be surprised on how warm, funny and deeply nostalgic this film is. And it’s stories will probably stay longer than I expected them to be. Imagine a …

FDCP Launches FilmPhilippines Location Incentives at Busan Film Market

During its annual Philippine Cinema Night at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) held last October 6 at the Haeundae Rooftop Bar, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) revealed its biggest news yet as it launched two (2) new film incentives to encourage international film productions to shoot and work in the Philippines. …